Slazenger has signed 18-year-old Naomi Cavaday on a three-year agreement that includes providing her with the company’s new Quad Flex 270 racquets and a range of tennis equipment.
Cavaday is currently ranked at 190 in the LTA singles rankings and in 2007 won the Orange Singles title in California, reached the semi-finals of the Palm Beach tournament and the quarter-finals at Felixstowe. She is part of the LTA’s Performance programme based at the new National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London.
Says Cavaday: “I have chosen to play with Slazenger racquets as they suit my game so well. I hope to improve on aspects of my play as I move up the rankings, and from my experience with them so far, I think Slazenger racquets are best placed to help me do that.”
“Naomi is obviously a great talent and proving to be a rising star in the women’s game,” says Robin Gibson, Slazenger’s head of marketing. “We are pleased that she recognises Slazenger to be the best racquet for her requirements and we are proud to support her as her career develops. This agreement continues Slazenger’s proud tradition of supporting the best British tennis players, from Fred Perry to Sue Barker through to Tim Henman.”